Bank of Canada

Poilievre makes a point at the Conservative Party of Canada English leadership debate in Edmonton, Alta., May 11, 2022. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Poilievre says he would remove Bank of Canada Governor

Politics Insider for May 12: A roundup of the CPC debate; an Ontario Liberal candidate is fired over homophobic comments
Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem listens to a question from a reporter during a news conference following a rate announcement, April 13, 2022 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Bank of Canada makes its biggest key interest rate hike in 20 years

Politics Insider for April 14: The BoC’s big rate hike; Pierre Poilievre’s big rallies; and some tough housing questions

Stephen Poloz on taming the housing market and the dangers of a trade war

The Bank of Canada governor talks to Paul Wells about the state of the economy and how central bankers work in the age of Trump

A fond farewell to Canada’s little-known $25 bill

What could you have bought with that money in 1935? A lot, it turns out. Six decades later, you’d be down to a near-obsolete flip phone

Even as Canada’s economy booms, prices are barely rising

Econ-o-metric: Inflation is slowly rising, but probably not enough for the Bank of Canada to hike interest rates again. The bank’s message: be patient
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Why Canadians shouldn’t worry about inflation—yet

Econ-o-metric: As a hot Canadian economy still shows signs of vulnerability, don’t expect interest rates to rise in the near future
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The Bank of Canada’s anxiety over Trump and trade point to a pause for rates

Econo-metrics: If not for the NAFTA talks, the Bank of Canada would be feeling much better about the economy
U.S. Unemployment Rate Drops To 4.3 Percent, Lowest Level In 16 Years

Canada’s job market still shows weakness below the surface

Econo-metrics: Wage growth may finally be improving, but the Bank of Canada will need to see a lot more of that before it raises rates again
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That was probably it for interest rate hikes in Canada for a while

For all the complaints that Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz has a communication problem, the Bank sent clear signals that it will probably take a break from raising rates

Why a September interest rate hike makes sense

If the Bank of Canada’s decisions on rate increases are truly data dependent, Canadians should prepare for another this week